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July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
Augusta, Maine (CNSNews.com) - Now that some drug companies have agreed to lower prescription drug costs for Africans infected with HIV and AIDS, why shouldn't Americans expect price breaks on their prescriptions, too?That's one of the factors motivating lawmakers from six New England states, as they band together to explore ways of curbing high prescription drug prices. The issue has emerged as a political hot potato in this election year.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Reform Party Presidential hopeful Patrick J Buchanan has characterized Texas Governor George W Bush as a lightweight who is not ready to be the leader of the free world. Buchanan made his comments during an appearance at the University of New Mexico. His visit to the state was one of the many he is making around the country in an effort to see and be seen by Reform Party members. The trip included a $100-a-person fund-raiser.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) -- The president of gun maker Smith & Wesson now acknowledges that a "consumer boycott" over the company's agreement with the Clinton-Gore Administration is hurting the company and was a factor in his decision to suspend virtually all manufacturing at two plants during the month of July. The suspension is expected to result in the layoffs of as many as 400 of the 800 employees in Springfield, Massachusetts and Houlton, Maine.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Texas Governor George W Bush now enjoys a lead over Vice-President Al Gore by a five-point margin -- 46 percent to 41 percent -- according to the latest poll from the Wall Street Journal and NBC News. In March, the same survey had Gore ahead by three points.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - By a vote of 31-5, the Connecticut Senate has approved a bill that allows homosexuals to adopt the children of their domestic partners. The legislation also applies to other unwed couples. A spokesman for Governor John Rowland said the chief executive would sign the bill into law.The vote was taken after less than an hour of debate that centered on the questions of what makes up a family and what is in the best interests of a child.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
Concord, NH - (CNSNews) - George W Bush may be the choice for most Republicans in America, but in New Hampshire, site of the first-in-the-nation presidential primary -John McCain and his supporters still carry the day.Nearly five months after McCain stunned the political world with a rout of Bush in the Granite State primary, McCain's supporters Thursday won control of the New Hampshire GOP. They did so by ousting two members of the state's delegation to the Republican National Committee.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Texas Governor George W Bush is under attack by Handgun Control, Incorporated, one of the nation's largest and most vocal anti-gun groups, for remarks made by an official of the National Rifle Association. In a television advertisement now airing, Handgun Control shows NRA Vice President Kayne Robinson praising the likely GOP presidential nominee, Bush, at a meeting of the group's California members.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - When it comes to hiring, the all-Democratic, 12-member Massachusetts Congressional delegation, the most liberal in the nation, does poorly in terms of affirmative action. According to a survey done by the Boston Herald, not a single House or Senate staff is led by member of a minority group, while all senior aides are Caucasian. Senator Edward M. Kennedy's 63 member staff has 17 minorities, while Senator John Kerry's 46 member staff has a dozen minorities.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - If a member of the Federal Election Commission has his way, special interest groups that pay for political broadcast advertisements would be required to disclose the sources of their money."Without any information on these groups, it becomes impossible for the public to make informed decisions about the real interests of those groups," said Karl Sandstrom, a Democrat who serves on the six-person FEC board.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
Concord, NH (CNSNews.com) - New Hampshire's Chief Justice appears certain to be impeached and former US Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell apparently will be in charge of prosecuting the case at a trial conducted by the New Hampshire Senate.New Hampshire's 22-member House Judiciary Committee late Wednesday returned three articles of impeachment against state Supreme Court Chief Justice David Brock. The full House will consider the articles July 12th and it is widely expected to agree with the Committee's recommendations.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNEWS.com) - Already in a state of disarray, the Reform Party has yet another problem to overcome -- the announcement by Pat Choate that he has resigned as party chairman.In a letter to the party's executive council, Choate said, "An illness in our family requires the immediate attention of my wife and me." He offered no details. Choate, 59 years old, was Ross Perot's running mate in 1996.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A Vermont state representative has formed a political action committee, which she hopes will lead to the defeat of House and Senate Judiciary Committee members who supported the recently enacted civil union legislation. Although the bill, signed into law by Democratic Governor Howard Dean, does not sanction same sex marriage, critics insist it establishes what amounts to a parallel system of marriage for same-sex couples.
July 7, 2008, 8:25 PM EDT
Includes Wednesday morning comments from Bradley, GoreManchester, NH (CNSNews.com) - In a contest far closer than tracking polls indicated it would be, Vice President Al Gore Tuesday defeated former New Jersey Senator Bill Bradley in the New Hampshire Democratic primary contest.With 90 percent of the votes counted, Gore had 68,172 votes, or 52 percent, to 61,556 votes, or 47 percent, for Bradley.An estimated 70 percent of the state's registered voters cast ballots in the Republican and Democratic contests.
July 7, 2008, 8:25 PM EDT
Concord, NH (CNSNews.com) - With the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary drawing closer, a poll recently conducted by Quinnipiac College showed Senator John McCain (R-AZ) easily leading the current Democratic front-runners, Vice President Al Gore and former New Jersey Sen. Bill Bradley, and challenging Republican front-runner George W Bush.The survey found McCain comfortably ahead of Gore by a margin of 54 to 30 percent while leading Bradley 45 to 35 percent.
July 7, 2008, 8:25 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A newly released regional poll shows Texas Governor George W Bush running strong throughout the southeast.The survey, done by Richmond, VA-based Media General Research, polled 824 adults in the nine-state region: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. Media General owns newspapers and broadcast outlets located throughout the region.
July 7, 2008, 8:25 PM EDT
Peabody, MA (CNSNews.com) - Republican presidential hopeful Steve Forbes promised to increase law enforcement efforts in cyberspace, during an appearance before employees of a local company which designs web sites and helps businesses develop Internet strategies.In response to a question about pedophiles and stalkers using the Internet, Forbes said, "If I'm president, the Justice Department will be doing more to see if web sites are doing things that shouldn't be done."
July 7, 2008, 8:25 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - It was a feisty John McCain who conceded to Texas Governor George W Bush an hour after polls closed in South Carolina, where Bush emerged with a double-digit victory.Addressing campaign workers at a gathering in Charleston, McCain asked the cheering throng whether they were proud of the campaign they had waged, a question which evoked more cheers. McCain then told the gathering, "You don't have to win every skirmish to win a crusade...and although we fell a little short tonight, our crusade goes forward."
July 7, 2008, 8:25 PM EDT
Boston, MA (CNSNews.com) - Sen John McCain's surge in New Hampshire has ended, according to a just released Boston Herald/WCVB-TV Poll, of 416 likely Granite State voters.According to the survey, McCain and Texas Gov. George W. Bush remain in a statistical dead heat, with 33 percent of likely Republican voters preferring Bush and 32 percent giving the nod to McCain. The poll has a margin of error of 4.8 percent.
July 7, 2008, 8:25 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - David Worley, chairman of the Georgia Democratic Party, has asked the Democratic National Committee to give the south an earlier say in the nominating process.Georgia Democrats hold their primary contest March 7th, the only southern state to do so, while South Carolina Democrats cast ballots on March 9th. Democrats in other southern states, including Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee, must wait until March 14th to vote. Those in other states vote even later.
July 7, 2008, 8:25 PM EDT
Manchester, NH (CNSNews.com) - A newly released New Hampshire primary Washington Post-ABC News poll shows Arizona Senator John McCain narrowly leading Texas Governor George Bush, by a margin of 40 to 36 percent, while former New Jersey Senator Bill Bradley leads Vice President Al Gore by a margin of 48 to 47 percent. Both surveys have a margin of error of four points, making both races statistical dead heats.